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Texas Senate Debates Campus Guns Bill

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A customer looks over a .45-caliber pistol in suburban Chicago on July 12, 2010. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A customer looks over a .45-caliber pistol in suburban Chicago on July 12, 2010. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN (AP) – The sponsor of a bill to allow guns on college campuses abruptly withdrew the bill.

More than an hour into the debate on allowing concealed handguns into college buildings and classrooms, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth asked that debate resume on Monday. He apparently did not have enough votes to move it forward. Several Republicans asked for amendments to the bill.

The bill lets Texas concealed handgun license holders, who must be 21 years old and pass a training course, bring their weapons on campus.

The measure has met stiff resistance from higher education officials. Supporters call it a key gun rights issue and critical self-defense measure.

Texas would become the second state, following Utah, to pass such a broad-based law. Colorado gives colleges the option and several have allowed handguns.

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